Police Briefs, April 19, 2012
Stevensville man charged with burglary
Timothy J. Belcher, 27, of Stevensville is accused of burglarizing a seasonal residence at 479 Quicks Bend Road in Wilmot Township, police said.
The burglary occurred sometime between March 14, 2011 and May 26, 2011, state police at Towanda said.
Belcher has been charged with burglary, criminal trespass and criminal mischief, state police said. The charges were filed in Wysox District Court on April 10, 2012.
A warrant has been issued for Belcher's arrest, according to the Wysox District Court.
Man accused of theft in North Towanda Twp.
Daniel Ray Fierro, 25, of Moore, Okla., is accused of stealing a speaker box and an amplifier from a vehicle belonging to Aaron Michael Shultz of Towanda, police said.
During the incident, which occurred on April 13 on Summit Road in North Towanda Township, Fierro also broke the vehicle's windshield and one of its windows, police said.
Shultz and Fierro are co-workers, according to the state police. A witness to the theft said that Fierro told him that he was removing the items from the vehicle because Shultz owed him money, according to a criminal complaint that the state police filed against Fierro in Towanda District Court.
Fierro has been charged with receiving stolen property, theft from a motor vehicle, and criminal mischief, state police said.
Fierro has denied taking anything from Shultz' vehicle and has denied damaging it, according to the state police at Towanda.
Man charged with resisting arrest in Monroe
A Texas man has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and resisting arrest after he was involved in a recent one-vehicle accident in Monroe Township, police said.
Josh Clayton Hearn, 44, of Knippa, Texas, fled the scene of the accident with his pit bull, which occurred at 11:15 p.m. Saturday on state Route 414, police said.
When a state trooper located Hearn later that night, he ignored the trooper's command to halt and instead fled through the woods, police said. The trooper had to chase Hearn down and use a Taser to subdue him, according to a criminal complaint that the state police filed against Hearn in Towanda District Court.
Besides DUI and resisting arrest, Hearn was cited for failing to notify police immediately about the accident, and was also cited for a number of traffic violations, police said.
Hearn was arraigned by Athens Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw. Hearn was then sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $75,000 bail.